Widespread Panic concert food drives first began with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food. This fan organization hosted food drives at WP shows throughout the country from 1999-2007, with the goal of , "feeding people through music." The effort generated $70,000 and 13 tons of food in 28 cities and was handed off to the band in early 2008.
Since then, the band has been hosting food drives at select shows on their tours, engaging a demographic that is typically more difficult for charities and food drives to reach.
Food Bank Volunteers will be on hand at the following shows taking your canned good and monetary donations:
Spring Tour 2013
C = Can donations accepted
$ = Monetary donations accepted
April 9th & 10th - St. Louis, MO: St Louis Food Bank - Results: 211lbs and $196.45 = 906 meals
April 12th & 13th - Chicago, IL: Greater Chicago Food Depository - Results: $400 and 80lbs = 1,267 meals
April 14th - Minneapolis, MN: Second Harvest Heartland - Results: $260 = 1,040 meals
April 16th & 17th - Louisville, KY - Results: $310.91 = 1,240 meals
April 23rd & 24th - Columbia, SC: Harvest Hope Food Bank - Results: $261.00 = 1,305 meals
April 26th & 27th - Alpharetta, GA: Atlanta Community Food Bank - Results: $1,648.78 and 100lbs!
May 3rd & 4th - Nashville, TN: Nashville Food Project - C | $
For 2012 we raised $6,318.12 and 634 pounds of food!
For 2011 we raised $31,600 and 4,400 pounds of food!
Thank you, Goodpeople!